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Resort Day Pass in Paradise Island

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Resort Day Pass in Paradise Island

I'll be hoping on the Monarch of the Seas and heading to Nassau next week. I looked up Atlantis day passes and they're $110 buck and don't include anything! I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on other resorts that offer cheaper day passes. Thank you!

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1. Re: Resort Day Pass in Paradise Island

Atlantis day pass is $135

Other day passes

Sandals, Breezes, Hilton, Sheraton, RIU, Wyndham.

Some are all-inclusive, some are not.

There's a ton of current informatin on this forum.. do a quick search.

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Riu would be the only other besides Atlantis with day passes on Paradise Island

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Thanks-

I did do a lot of researching and the info I've found is not consistent, specifically regarding pricing. We're now thinking of just doing the public beach next to Riu resort off of Casino Dr. It's for my besties bach party so there are 16 of us on this cruise and I'm thinking these prices might be too steep for most. Have eithe rof u been to the public beach area? is it doable?

$135 day pass is absurd!

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4. Re: Resort Day Pass in Paradise Island

The public beach on Cabbage Beach as it's called, past the Riu property is very nice. The further to the right or east you walk the less crowded it is. In most areas, not in front of resort properties with lounge chairs, etc., you can lay on the beach or swim. Only drawback to Cabbage Beach is the lack of public restrooms. You can walk about 10 minutes from the access path over to the restrooms in the Marina Village at Atlantis.

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I beleive 135 is only at Atlantis, you can find much cheaper day passes at other hotels along cable beach if you like. If you are thinking bachelor party for 16 guys, Breezes might be perfect, it tends to cater far more to the party crowd, I beleive the passes are only around $70 and will include all your food and drink.

As tiger said, cabbage beach is great, lots of activities, vendors,etc. but no public washrooms close by.

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DON'T BUY THIS DAY PASS!!!! We just came back from a Carnival cruise and they offered this day pass for $99.99. The boat was only docked until 2pm, so it was really only a half day.

We bought the pass against our better judgement. The provided bus dropped us off in front of the hotel. The representative said it would take 20 minutes to get to our "reserved seating" . I thought she was going to give us a tour of the place. No, this was just the walk to the chairs. To our absolute amazement (as well as that of the rest of the group), our "reserved chairs were adjacent to a walkway in front of the mens room. No beach insight. When we all complained, the representative said we could use the chairs on the beach, which was another tenth mile away. We were early, and when we walked to the beach there was no one there, so be grabbed chairs. Since it was the morning in February, the beach was very breezy and chilly. Also, the water was nippy.

Our day pass included a lunch. The guide pointed to the resturant with the clam shel roof. At 12pm, we began to pack our stuff to go to the resturant. It was a long walk back, but the resturant was fairly close to the casino and exit to our buses. We got there, and there was a sign that it was closed. We asked someone where else to go, and they pointed to a resturant way back in the distance from where we just came. We had no time to walk back and also make our 1pm bus, which was the last bus back to the cruise ship. So, we skipped lunch and ate on the boat.

Absolutely nothing is included for your money with this beach pass. There is a water park (actually you were near the bunch of tubes at the lagoon by the "reserved chairs" but you could not use them with your pass. You couldn't use their pools either. By the way, there wasn't even a sign saying the chairs were reserved. No sign was needed, no one in their right mind would use them.

When I got back to the ship, I complained to the excursion desk how they featured this excursion which bordered on fraud. They refunded $20/ person, but I plan to write to Carnival to try to get a bigger refund.

In the hot tub on the ship, we talked to other people who went on this rip-off. They all felt ripped off. One couple went to the nearby public beach -- they said it was a ten minute walk from where the shipped docked. They had a chair and enjoyed $3.00 beers. They had a great day. I felt robbed.

I talked to one of the Atlantis employees. He said lots of cruise passengers say they felt ripped off.

One other issue. If you have bad knees as I do or other walking problems, there are many steps to go up and down to get to the beach with no elevator or other means other than climbing.

I can't stress enough not to waste your money on this place. If you do, at least you will have something to talk to your family and friends about when you get home!!

One last footnote. Depending on the person at the top of the staircase leading to the beach area, many, many people just walked down without anyone checking. When a new girl took over (while I waited for my wife), she was a bulldog and no one without a pass entered. Seemed like most of the people trying to get down did not have a pass or room key. If you are willing to take a chance -- give it a try. You can always use the casino without any pass.

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